Sony’s PS3 backwards compatibility nightmare seems to be extending to controllers as well. After announcing that the newest PlayStation won’t allow players to carry over their PSN games or saves, the DualShock 3 (and presumably Sixaxis) are falling by the wayside too. The PS3 will happily use Move controllers, but not the PS3’s older controllers.
“No, [PS4] doesn’t support DualShock 3, but it does support PS Move,” Sony’s Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said. Admittedly, the technological leap between the two controllers more than justifies the lack of support for legacy DualShock 3s, with features like the newly unveiled Share button, dedicated headphone jack, central touchpad and Move-style light. Not only that, but consistent hardware ensures a consistent experience, allowing developers to focus on using the new features properly instead of compensating for their absence.
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